Most home and business owners are aware of devastating consequences fire outbreaks. Due to fatal risks associated with fire, they strive to protect their family, home, property, and employees by installing high-quality fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers. However, it must be noted that fire protection does end with installing of these facilities. Maintenance of this equipment is necessary for ensuring that they are up to the task when called upon. Property owners should ensure that fire-fighting devices are well maintained and ready for any eventualities.
Below are the best ways of maintaining fire safety equipment
Professional annual servicing
Property owners should adhere to Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The provision states that fire maintaining equipment has to be maintained regarding as per British standard. One of the requirements in the regulation stipulates that fire extinguishers should be serviced at once least annually. Accredited technicians should do the servicing. The servicing should also be done to other facilities such as sprinkler systems and fire horse.
Professional regular maintenance
Besides annual servicing, it is also vital for the equipment to be maintained regularly. Have preferred technician who will be checking on your facilities regularly. The technician will help your equipment if they have dents, rusts, pressure operation gauge, head-cap degradation, weights, cracks, and discharge test dates. In every inspection, the technician should provide you a well-detailed report about the facilities.
Own monthly inspection responsibilities
Take the duty yourself. As a property owner, you know the pinch when all you have strived for is brought down by an inferno. You should carry out monthly inspections for your fire safety tools. Some maintenance are not that detailed; you can do them. Test smoke detectors at least once a month to know whether batteries need to be replaced, Walk around the property to see whether the location of equipment is at the right direction, and also examine fire extinguishers to determine if they have damages or dents. Also, ensure safety pin is straight. And record all your inspections in the fire log book. If you don’t like this work, assign a reliable and trustworthy person.
Keep your sales warranty safe
When purchasing this equipment, you are given some printed assurance. The warranty stipulates that within a specified period if the facilities have an issue, the seller should either pay technician fee or return it and give the right one. Warranties will save you some maintenance costs within their active time. Also, if you find out that the seller has defective equipment you can seek a refund of your money. You will then use the money to buy the same equipment from sellers with a good reputation.
In conclusion, it takes a lot of time and some work to maintain fire equipment, but because of their precious help in protecting your property, you have no choice. Ensure that the machines are effective by using the above means. Don’t take it lightly because fire cannot take your property lightly.